Janis Joplin and Martin Luther

Listening to Janis Joplin the other day, I was struck by two things.  First, my eleven year old son (who had never, to my knowledge, heard Joplin) commented as he heard the first bars of `Me and Bobby McGee' that he didn't know I had a Joplin album. To recognise the voice like that at 11 must make him a blues-rock prodigy.